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Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 25 February 2024

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 near midnight and to northwest 15 to 25 Monday afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 10 to 20 Monday evening.

Showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 February 2024
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 4 to 6 metres building to 6 to 8 this afternoon then subsiding to 4 to 6 Monday morning. Seas subsiding to 3 to 4 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 February 2024
Tuesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming westerly 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 late in the day.
Thursday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light.

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 25 February 2024

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 25 February 2024 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PST today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over central Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today departing low located over the North Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over the North Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday trough located on a line north-south over
the Central Coast.

At 9:00 p.m. PST Monday approaching frontal system located over
northwestern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:17 AM PST 25 February 2024 A trough of low pressure over Central Vancouver Island will track
towards the Southern BC Interior today. The trough will spread strong
to gale force westerly or northwesterly winds to parts of the
southern waters this afternoon then easing this evening.

Also, another trough of low pressure north of Haida Gwaii will track
towards the Central BC Interior today. Gale to storm force
northwesterly winds will continue over the northern, central, and
offshore waters today, tonight, and Monday. Strong to gale force
northwesterly winds will also develop over parts of the southern
waters, and Explorer Monday morning.

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